Oddities

November 02, 2019 - 5:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone who is a fan of Chick-fil-A knows that the chicken chain is closed on Sundays, in keeping with its founder's Christian faith. But the Georgia-based fast-food chain apparently forgot when it sent an email to some of its loyalty members this week. "Calling all sandwich lovers...
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November 02, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A boulder that mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago from a national forest in Arizona is back, and forest officials aren't asking any questions. Prescott National Forest officials said a forest employee on patrol Friday noticed that the 1-ton boulder dubbed "Wizard Rock"...
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November 01, 2019 - 8:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has acknowledged that it picked up the tab when the country's spy agency recently took dozens of foreign agents on a trip to the Munich Oktoberfest. News of the spies' visit to the world-famous beer festival came to light in a government response to an opposition...
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Pittsburgh police officers stand near a Port Authority bus that had fallen into a sinkhole along 10th Street and Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The bus and a car fell in the sinkhole shortly before 8 a.m. One person was taken to the hospital for a minor injury. (Kristina Serafini/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 9:41 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bus that was partially swallowed when a sinkhole opened during morning rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh has been removed from the hole. Authorities said earlier Monday that two cranes arrived to remove the city bus. The city's official Twitter account later posted a video of the...
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October 28, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A retired FBI agent described a horrific raid of now-closed body donation facility Monday, recalling a table stacked with severed human legs, heads stuffed in a cooler, and torsos without heads and limbs. Mark Cwynar testified on the opening day of a civil trial that one torso had...
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This Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 photo released by the Montgomery County Department of Police shows Steven Anderson. Police in Maryland say Anderson, a burglary suspect, jumped over a 12-foot (4-meter) wall twice during a chase before being captured. Montgomery County police said in a press release Anderson is charged with burglary and assault. (Montgomery County Department of Police via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 9:23 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a burglary suspect jumped over a 12-foot (4-meter) wall twice during a chase before being captured. Montgomery County police said in a press release 56-year-old Steven Anderson is charged with burglary and assault. The Washington Post reports the "...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, art expert Stephane Pinta points to a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. A masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman's kitchen is expected to sell for millions at auction. Stephane Pinta, a painting specialist with the Turquin gallery in Paris, said an auctioneer spotted the painting while inspecting the woman's house in Compiegne in northern France and suggested she bring it to experts for an evaluation. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File )
October 27, 2019 - 11:33 am
PARIS (AP) — An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire. The work, a masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered earlier this year, sold for 24 million...
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FILE-In this March 20, 2018 file photo shows the prison of Vechta, Germany. A teenager has broken into the prison in an attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend. Prison authorities in the northwestern town of Vechta told news agency dpa that the 18-year-old scaled a 4-meter (13-foot) wall a week ago to get to his ex’s window.(Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 8:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — A teenager has broken into a German prison in an attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend. Prison authorities in the northwestern town of Vechta told news agency dpa the 18-year-old scaled a 4-meter (13-foot) wall last week to get to his ex's window. Prison officials intercepted the man...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Donna the tortoise crawls on the Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade stage in Key West, Fla., costumed as characters from the classic fable "The Tortoise and the Hare." The event was one of many activities during Key West's 10-day costuming and masking festival that continues through Sunday, Oct. 27. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)
October 25, 2019 - 6:27 am
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The often-decadent Fantasy Fest is in full flair this weekend in Key West. At Wednesday evening's family friendly Pet Masquerade, entrants included costumed dogs, cats and a tortoise carrying a plush rabbit themed "The Tortoise and the Hare," drawing inspiration from the fable...
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October 24, 2019 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says he's upset about revelations that a porn actress got a private, behind-the-scenes tour of police headquarters. Asked about it Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "I don't like what I hear. I don't know how on earth it could've happened." German actress...
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